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The first cohort will begin classes in September 2014
ST. LOUIS, May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Washington University in St. Louis School of Law today announced a new partnership with renowned Mexican graduate school, EGAP Government and Public Policy of Tec de Monterrey, to offer a dual Master of Laws (LL.M.) in U.S. Law and Transnational Law & Business. 2U, Inc. (NASDAQ: TWOU), an online learning platform and technology-enabled services company, will support the dual LL.M.
"With today's announcement, Washington University School of Law continues to set itself apart by offering innovative online learning options to professionals around the world," says Washington University School of Law Associate Dean, Michael Koby. "Our collaboration with EGAP, Tec de Monterrey will provide lawyers across Latin America and the globe the opportunity to learn about the unique aspects of U.S. law, as well as the transnational legal and business practices required to gain a competitive advantage in today's increasingly global economy."
Students will complete 20 units from Washington University School of Law and 15 units from Tec de Monterrey's graduate school, EGAP Government and Public Policy. The program can be completed in two to three years (24–36 months) on a full-time or part-time basis. Upon completion of the 35 units, graduates will earn two degrees: an LL.M. in U.S. Law from Washington University School of Law and an LL.M. in Transnational Law & Business from EGAP, Tec de Monterrey. Students who fulfill all of the Washington University School of Law requirements are eligible to sit for the California Bar.
Tec de Monterrey is the largest and most prestigious private university in Mexico. It is fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), and is a member of the European Consortium of Innovative Universities (ECIU).
"The Washington University School of Law and EGAP, Tec de Monterrey dual LL.M. is an outstanding program which gives Latin American lawyers the opportunity to pursue graduate studies at the highest academic level, without leaving their home countries," says Alejandro Poire, graduate school dean and former minister of the interior for Mexico. "The quality of the courses and the expertise of the professors create an interaction that promotes a truly transnational environment for legal studies. This program is unique and revolutionary in legal education."
The dual LL.M. will feature live, online classes taught by university faculty. Students will also have access to high-quality, immersive course content they can access at any time. Coursework includes highly produced, engaging content that allows students and faculty to interact and share feedback and comments in real time.
The program will begin accepting applications before the end of May 2014 for the September 2014 cohort. Additional cohorts will be added throughout the subsequent year.
About Washington University in St. Louis School of Law
Washington University School of Law offers students an outstanding legal education in an intellectually challenging and collegial environment. With faculty members recognized for excellent teaching and scholarship, a student body among the most selective in the country, and an increasingly global and diverse community, the school strives to prepare graduates for the quickly evolving legal and business environment. The school's online program, @WashULaw, which includes master's degree programs and a Legal English course, is an example of its efforts to innovate using technology and new teaching methods in its mission to be the best place in the United States to learn to be a lawyer.
About EGAP Government and Public Policy of Tec de Monterrey
The graduate school of government and public policy of Tec de Monterrey was founded in 2003, driven by the need to collaborate with the professionalization of the public administration and the analysis of public policies in Mexico. Its mission is committed to community development and the sustainable use of natural resources. It seeks to strengthen sustainable development with innovative models and systems, as well as promote the generation and transfer of knowledge, best practices and consulting. EGAP Government and Public Policy is in Monterrey and Mexico City.
About 2U, Inc. (NASDAQ: TWOU)
Founded in 2008 by a team of education and technology veterans, 2U enables leading colleges and universities to deliver their high-quality education to qualified students anywhere. Our cloud-based software-as-a-service platform provides schools with the comprehensive operating infrastructure they need to attract, enroll, educate, support and graduate their students. Our mission is to enable the education our clients provide to reach its highest potential so students can reach theirs. To learn more, go to 2U.com. Be sure to follow us on LinkedIn (http://www.linkedin.com/company/2u), Twitter (http://twitter.com/2Uinc), and Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/2u).
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